3 Days Left with a Suprise


Just after lunch, the truck arrived. We all ran to see the massive 26ft long truck. I felt light-headed just looking at it and the amount of stuff we had to put in there. Then, Johnathan informed me that one of his friends was coming to help load the truck. My burden was suddenly manageable, the sun was brighter and the mood lifted tenfold. I was thrilled, not just to have another hand at this daunting task, but, also to have a friend around while we spent our last days in Sioux Falls.

The day couldn’t have gone any faster and smoother than it did, my Grandma and Sarah came over to clean and continue packing in the house. There was bearly a squabble amongst us thanks to our friend, we listened to upbeat music, teased, and laughed together. I couldn’t have asked for a better day. We worked from noon until 9 pm, and we were tired-but not done. We had probably filled 3/4 of the truck and Landon, (who was the one who did most of the strategic placement and organizing of the boxes and furniture) was starting to wonder whether or not we would fit it all in.


They were best buddies


Boys will be boys!

Ahh, those dressers were no easy task, but they managed!

Landon, Tetris Master.

September 2014

In Sep. 2014, I started babysitting in a homeschool co-op nursery for the school year.  It’s very exhausting, but fun and rewarding at the same time.  

I have to get up very early (for me) once a week to watch an average of 14-17 children between the ages of two and four. It has been a learning experience to figure out how to watch so many rambunctious kids that can’t be reasoned with. It’s an experience I’m glad I was a part of.

One thing that makes it even more enjoyable is that I am accompanied by my friend Hannah, which makes getting up early even more worth it.


Trip To The Butterfly House

The butterfly house got a touch pool with sting rays and little sharks.  The first time we went to the butterfly house I did not touch anything, but the second time I went with two friends and I touched every thing.                                                                                                        

A sharks tail and a crab of some sort.

 There is a more clear picture.


 The lion fish the most poisonous fish that I know of. 

 This plant is unheard of  to be sean in SD, it grows in Hawaii. 


The second time we went is bellow.

  The one on the left is Hannah and the one on the right is Gretchen.

Daniel got lucky.